Your Visit


New patient evaluations can take up to 2 hours. Your eyes will be dilated and we recommend you bring a driver to your visit. Your initial visit will consist of a thorough dilated eye examination to evaluate the entire retina. You may undergo one or more additional tests including scleral depression, OCT scan, fluorescein angiography, ultrasound, or visual field testing. Click on the link below for more information about these tests. Some of these tests will be done at the initial visit, others will need to be scheduled on a separate visit.

Diagnostic Exams

Fluorescein Angiography

A fluorescein angiogram is an imaging study which allows the doctor to evaluate the circulation, or blood flow, in the retina. This is important in confirming the diagnosis… read more

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

The OCT is an extremely important test for the evaluation of retina diseases. This imaging study uses light to obtain high resolution… read more


An ultrasound of your eye may be performed if something is blocking the doctor’s view to the retina. This test is not invasive, and involves gently placing… read more

Scleral Depression

Scleral depression is an examination technique used to examine the very outside edges of the retina. This area cannot be seen with lenses alone… read more

Visual Field Testing

A visual field test evaluates the side vision by flashing dim lights in the periphery of the vision. The patient is then asked to push a button with each light that s/he detects…. read more